Hadeel Hamoud is a junior studying Political Science with a concentration on Security, Peace, and Conflict and International Comparative Studies with a concentration on the Middle East. Hadeel is a member of the Mapping WASH and COVID-19 in MENA Bass Connections project team, president of Juhood Magazine, an academic journal publication and online magazine for work on the MENA region, and an intern for the Environmental Peacebuilding Association. Hadeel is particularly interested in refugee resettlement, geopolitics of migration, environmental activism, and environmental peace-building in the MENA region. In her free time, she loves going on hikes and exploring new restaurants in the Triangle area. 

Hadeel Hamoud and Sama Elmahdy plan to map the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure in Egypt and Sudan, and examine how, if at all, organizations are expanding access WASH in an attempt to alleviate COVID-19 impacts. Their study will be used to offer guidance for supporting sustainable and resilient peace-building efforts through illustrating the connections between WASH and peacebuilding. The project will build on the Mapping WASH and COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) team’s recent work to track the spread and impact of COVID-19 cases and vaccinations in the MENA region.